Fun Facts about Easter
1. Eggs have been seen as ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth. True
2. Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter candy. That’s the second biggest candy holiday after Halloween. True
3. 70% of Easter candy purchased is chocolate. True
4. 76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten. True
5. Egg dyes were once made out of natural items such as onion peels, tree bark, flower petals, and juices. True
6. Eating a soft pretzel and egg wile balancing on one's left foot used to be an Easter tradition. False, though eating a pretzel and an egg as the evening Easter meal was popular in Germany years ago.
7. The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680. True
8. Bugs Bunny originally appeard in cartoons of the early twentieth century as an egg-stealing rabbit. Nope, this one is also false.
9. Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence. True
10. “The White House Easter Egg Roll” event has been celebrated by the President of the United States and their families since 1878. True